viernes, 28 de febrero de 2014

3 in 1 Magic Joy Box



I got the "3 in 1 Magic Joy Box" to connect the Playstation, Xbox 1 and Gamecube controller to the USB port of the computer.

The nice thing is that you can plug the three controllers and it will recognize the controllers like independent ones, so it is an easy way to have three players on the PC (with each different controller). For the moment I had only tried with two. 

Features: (from the official site)

  • Connect PS/PS2, GC, XBox game controller to your PC;
  • Connect PS/PS2 and XBox dancing pad to your PC;
  • Compatible with Windows98/ME/2000/XP;
  • Support all buttons on the game controller;
  • Support 4 types of Real Vibration: Constant Force; Sine Force; Spring Force; Ramp Force;
  • Support both digital and analog modes;
  • Three players can play simultaneously.

Windows 8.1 - 64 bits

Windows 8.1 x64 recognized the device and sets the drivers they can find. I had plugged two controller (PSX and Gamecube) to the device and after that I plugged the "3 in 1 Magic Joy Box" to the USB port.





Windows recognize the two controller and I was able to test the buttons 

It set the name exactly the same which is not nice, since you can not find out which one is the controller. 

The buttons works fine.

But the "3 in 1 Magic Joy Box" comes with a driver that I had tried.

3 in 1 Magic Joy Box Driver on Windows 8.1 x64

For the moment the driver that comes in the CD under the directory "Vista" works fine on Windows 8.1 x64. After installing the driver there are some changes con the configuration.

The "About" tab, very important:

The Gamecube controller. It has a better test area, button re-mapping and rumble test.








The PSX controller. It has a better test area, button re-mapping and rumble test.  



The Device installed driver looks like this:
The driver installed is pnx.sys version 1.0.0.1

XBOX Controller

After some time I found an xbox 1 controller to test with this adapter. For the moment, when I plug this device, I get one USB unrecognized device, while the PSX and GCC controllers keeps working.

Maybe I'm missing a driver so the xbox controller get recognized by Windows and it is not included on the driver packed.

Blue Screen of Death

I had noticed that on Windows 8.1 (64bits) with the driver ver 2.0.1.0, if I had this device with a GCC and a PSX controller plugged at the same time, it makes the Windows machine very unstable. It gives a blue screen of death from time to time or when an application try to access the gamepad configuration (ex: configuring the gamepads on "Project 64").

Driver

More Pictures.